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SPECIAL SERVICES FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS
(CFDA No. 84.042)

I.    PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation: Higher Education Act of 1965, Title IV, Section 417A and 4170,
as amended by P.L. 96-374 (20 U.S.C. 1070d, 1070d-lb). (Expires September
30*1985)

Funding Since 1980:
Fiscal  Year             Authorization!/             Appropriationl/           Allocationl/

1980                        $200,000,000                    $147,500,000              $60,000,000

1981                          200,000,000                      156,500,000                63,885,326

1982                          165,000,000                      150,240,000                60,702,406

1983                          170,000,000                      154,740,000                60,555,892

1984                          170,000,000                      164,740,000                67,294,974

Purpose: To Identify low-Income, first generation, or physically handicapped
college students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment by participating
postsecondary institutions and to provide them with necessary supportive
services to pursue programs of postsecondary education successfully.

Eligibility: Funds go to institutions of higher education. At least two-
thirds of the institution's project participants must be physically handi-
capped or low-income individuals who are also first-generation college
students. The remaining participants must be either physically handicapped,
low-income individuals, or first-generation college students.

II.    RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)

A.    Goals and Objectives

During FY  1984,  the  Department1*  principal   objectives  with   respect to this

program were to:

o   Issue  new   grant  awards  to  approximately  640   Special   Services   projects.

o Establish a variety of cost-effective grant monitoring procedures to
allow ED to assess individual project performance over time, to consider
requests for new awards, and to assess overall program accomplishments.

o Review existing Special Services for Disadv^ntaged Students Program
regulations and policies to determine If changes should be recommended
and implemented.

B.    Progressand Accomplishments

o    ED issued a total of 664 grant awards during Fiscal  Year 1984.e noncompeting continuation grant awards to 167 Talent Search